Will Religion Make Justice Scalia Resign?

by Jesse Galef – It’s not every day you see USA Today call out a sitting Supreme Court Justice.  Apparently Justice Antonin Scalia isn’t quite as accomplished a theologian as he is a judge. Speaking at Duquesne University about the death penalty, he said some pretty revealing things.  In a great article by Lisa Miller, [Read More...]

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Utah Cross Case; Atheists Are Victorious

Yesterday was a big day for American Atheists in court because they won a major court case. If you don’t know the details, here’s what you need to know to understand it: This was always a risky lawsuit to file because, on the surface, it sounded like atheists were attacking fallen Highway Patrol Officers in [Read More...]

Today, Congress Will Vote to Reaffirm ‘In God We Trust’ As the American Motto

Today, the 112th Congress will be voting on one of the most important bills it could possibly consider. If approved, this bill will drastically improve the economy and job situation we’re currently fac—-wait, what? No? Strike all that. H. Con. Res. 13 seeks to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the [Read More...]

Ask a Nontheist Running for Public Office Anything

Cecil Bothwell, an atheist politician from Asheville, North Carolina, is running for Congress and he’s doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit right now! [Read more...]

The White House Responds to Petition to Remove ‘Under God’ from Pledge of Allegiance

Joshua DuBois, Executive Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, sent out the following email today in response to the White House petition which said “Edit the Pledge of Allegiance to remove the phrase ‘Under God.’” Thank you for signing the petition “Edit the Pledge of Allegiance to remove the phrase ‘Under God.’” [Read More...]